Similar to this topic from a few days ago: Which Ferroseed for Great League?
but in general. I’m interested to know how to determine which one is better when the results are pretty close. In this case I used a magikarp/gyarados as an example, however if the general outlines for determining the best one can be applied to other pokemon/leagues as well, then so much better.
So, I have several Magikarp that return the same (or very similar) results on the site mentioned in the other topic.
Magikarp with 157 CP, is lvl27, and has stats of 4/15/13. Rank Checker shows:
Magikarp with 140 CP, is also lvl27, and has stats of 2/7/11. Rank Checker shows:
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They are both at exactly the same percentage. The differences in stats are very small. They are neighbours in rank (118 for the first one and 117 for the second one).
Which one do you suggest to evolve and why?
At first I thought the first one because it has higher IVs, and would cost less to power up (in this case, powerup isnt necessary, so the cost would be 400 candy to get it to 2491 CP).
But the second one has lower IVs and that means it can be powered up by 1 level to get it to 2499 CP, which should be better. Sure, it costs more, but in this case the extra cost is small (9k dust and 8 candies more).
But even so, if we disregard the cost (and/or assume that the player is rich/willing to pay whatever it costs to get the best pokemon), is the CP/rank the only (or main) factor in figuring out which pokemon is best?
In this example, is the 2nd magikarp better simply because it is ranked higher than the 1st magikarp? Or do IVs matter as well (like, 1st magikarp has higher attack, so perhaps that could be important in certain matchups)?